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SURABAYAPAGI.com, Gunung Kidul - The Gunung Kidul District Health Office, Special Region of Yogyakarta, intensified efforts to prevent malnutrition or malnutrition which included malnutrition, malnutrition and over nutrition.

"The problem of malnutrition and malnutrition is usually there are several factors that cause such premature, then comorbidities or behavior of parents who lack attention," said Secretary of Mount Kidul Health Office Priyanta Madya Satmaka in Gunung Kidul, Wednesday (2/1).

He said malnutrition had decreased in 2017 to 2018. Children with malnutrition decreased from 205 to 160. Then malnutrition from 2,130 children became 2,122 children and over nutrition from 827 to 761.

"There is almost no case of malnutrition, because the adequacy of food in Gunung Kidul Regency is good. Indeed, for vegetables and fruit is not optimal," he said.

Priyanta said that malnutrition triggered a number of diseases, such as obesity, hypertension and heart disease. "The cause of malnutrition is in the behavior patterns that feed arbitrarily, not paying attention to nutritional balance," he said.

He said his side was intensively socializing nutritional problems by encouraging the community to routinely monitor the growth of children, then supplementary feeding for those who experienced malnutrition. "Socialization of prevention of malnutrition continues, and also encourages germas," he said.

One of the Women and Children cadres, Semanu Subdistrict, Ismi said that the understanding of nutrition problems by the family was getting better.

"Understanding of mothers has changed. In essence, the best for children continues to be done, especially regarding parenting and feeding," he said. rk